After mom confronts teens’ loud behavior in hotel, she finds a heartfelt note under her door

Sep 19, 2018

A mom in Indianapolis was getting frustrated when a group of students became noisy at night in a hotel and told them to lower their voices. Little did she expect them to slip a note under her door.

In October 2017, John and Randi Amt, together with their three children, had no choice but to stay in a local hotel for several days after their house was flooded by a toilet.

Posted by Randi Jo Amt on Thursday, May 10, 2018

It wasn’t a fun experience for the family.

“Living in a hotel can be fun for a little while, but being in a hotel for a long time gets to be a little difficult,” John told WTHR.

Then things became frustrating for the Amt family after a group of FFA (Future Farmers of America) students arrived for a convention and were behaving noisily at 10:30 at night in the hotel hallway.

Posted by Randi Jo Amt on Tuesday, May 15, 2018

“I was getting a little frustrated and wanted to go out and tell them, ‘Quiet down! We have kids trying to sleep in here!’” Randi recalled.

The next day, she decided to tell the students to lower their voices.

Posted by Randi Jo Amt on Wednesday, March 2, 2016

“I said, ‘I know you’re in town for the FFA convention and we want you to have fun while you’re here, but you were a little loud last night and you woke up my kids and I was just hoping you could be a little quieter tonight,’” Randi said.

She also explained to them the family’s reason for staying in the hotel.

Posted by Randi Jo Amt on Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Hearing her story, the students apologized and slipped a note under her door 20 minutes later.

“I saw a note on the floor and opened it up and it said, ‘We’re sorry about your home. We wanted to give you something maybe that could help you.’ And there was $40 in the note,” Randi recounted.

Posted by Randi Jo Amt on Wednesday, March 2, 2016

The family thanked the students the next morning and learned that they had heard a speech about paying kindness forward.

“They passed all these cards out to all the kids and said, ‘Go find somebody in need and do something for them and give them the card so they can pay it forward,’” John said.

Posted by Tara Beitz on Monday, October 30, 2017

And the students did exactly that.

“We realize how blessed we are. We still have a roof over our heads, even if we’re in a hotel. They’re [sic] a lot of people that don’t and winter’s coming up,” Randi explained.

Posted by Randi Jo Amt on Friday, May 13, 2016

The couple is also thankful for the experience.

“The example they’ve shown for our children is worth more than any amount of money,” John said.

***Update: these kids are from the Eureka, Kansas FFA chapter***Day 9This note is a sign of hope for me. A couple of…

Posted by Randi Jo Amt on Saturday, October 28, 2017


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